BLUR - Discography
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Blur: Damon Albarn (vocals, keyboards); Graham Coxon (guitar); Alex James (bass); Dave Rowntree (drums). Recorded in London, England and Iceland.
The new voice Damon
and the band as a unit, was first heard on the album Blur.
Blur is an abrasive but oddly attractive record that added some great new songs to the Blur canon, including the anthemic hit "Song 2" and the mysterious "Strange News From Another Star." It also featured the first solo foray on a Blur album from Graham, the cracked melancholy "You're So Great."
Since the release of Blur, the individual members have busied themselves with a variety of other projects. Alex has become a pop star all over again with the curiously unfathomable Fat Less combo. Dave Rowntree has immersed himself in computer animation, and he and Alex have become keen flyers and are backing the 2003 British Unmanned Mars probe. Graham has formed his own label, Transopic, which he uses as an outlet for the music he loves. Last year he released his acclaimed solo album The Sky's Too High.
Damon has followed up his acting debut in Antonia Bird's "Face" by co-composing with Michael Nyman the music for Bird's latest film "Ravenous."
10 years, many bands strain to be in each other's presence, but the
members of Blur have found a new sense of well being. "Things have never
been healthier between us as a group," said Damon. "We've acknowledged
that we are different people, which ironically has made us realize how
much we have in common and why we formed as a group in the first place.
We respect each other and we're remembering how much we love each other's
stuff." But then suddenly in 2003 Graham Coxon (guitar) left the band.
Out of a tempestuous few years has come an album of great strength and
individuality, an album that can only be Blur.